Hiking from Palung to Daman

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Participants: Surendra, Nishchal, Naresh, Kapil, Keshav, Prerana, Shiram, Vishnu, ManojR, Arjun and Shashi
Route: Palung to Daman
Date: Sunday, Oct 07, 2007
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Trip Doom: 9-Kilo meters
Report: Prerana Pradhan
Photo: NishchalS
Creative Support: NishchalS
Never in my life before joining D2HS had I imagined that I would go on a hike. Would I be able to make it? This one question was bothering me for a couple of days. But then I really wanted to go and experience something which I had just seen in the posted photographs.

I was very excited about the whole thing. I reached D2 premises at 6:30 worrying very much that I was late. But it was only around 7:30 that we left the premises. I was completely new to most of the people in the squad. There were 10 of us and were joined by Surendra on the way to make a squad of 11. The journey in the vehicle was started by the discussion of the Friday night party and Amanat Ali’s superb performance in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 the earlier night. I was unfortunate to miss both of these, so I could not contribute.

The vehicle was cruising in the highway. We reached Naubise at around 9. After having our breakfast at a local shop we headed towards our destination. I was thoroughly enjoying the ride and the beautiful landscapes and the sight of the majestic mountains was making it more memorable. We stopped by to capture the natural beauty in our cameras. Then we continued our journey ahead. We reached Palung bazaar at about 10:30am. The hiking began after inquiring the local people about the route upwards to Daman from Palung.
The weather was perfect for the hike. We headed upwards through the narrow trails, and the not so easy paths that came along the way. The first rest came as a relief to me because I was finding it very hard. At that moment I even thought that hiking was not my cup of tea. I was very tired and exhausted. But the support of other hikers and the beautiful locals encouraged me to move ahead. We then moved ahead stopping at regular intervals for rest and photographs. I found it more adventurous and exciting as we were nearing the destination. We passed by the Horticulture Nursery center on the way to Daman. After the smooth walk on the highway we reached the local shop where we had our meal. After spending some relaxing time there we headed back to Kathmandu. The journey back in the vehicle was very long and tiring. We reached Kathmandu at about 7pm and parted our ways.
It was difficult but at the end of the day it was worth it. The mere satisfaction that I got to feel after the hike was awesome. The long ride, the beautiful landscapes, the majestic mountains, the surrounding greenery, the walk upwards, the snacks in between, the filling meal, the group photos and above all the enthusiasm of fellow hikers is simply unforgettable. The memories of my first hike will remain in my mind forever and I believe there will be many more in the future.


01 The hill on the left made NishchalS liking to go on hiking


02 Blueish Breakfast at Naubise


03 Two peaks and two trees on the top


04 Fresh and charming


05 Simply the plane and sky


06 Commencing from Palung


07 Highly attractive and able to arouse desire to walk


08 A pause for relaxation


09 A bus in the middle of Palung market


10 Invisible BaBa makes them smile


11 Once i was nearly doing Orchid cultivation for exporting in this area but….


12 The condition makes us to go in veracious way


13 Some thought that was ok


14 Always tough has potencial for easyness


15 Is it mental object to risk!


16 The Valley called Gahate on Sept 17, 05 Rudra, Surendra, BhaskarB, Raju and Vishnu walked through to Kathmandu


17 Break for water


18 Up again


19 All were thinking this is the last ascent


20 Halfway session


21 Just before beginning for second half


22 Khela of Keshav after few months of break


23 Shiram and first timer Prerana and Naresh


24 Rookie Arjun in lead


25 Here girls moving ahead


26 Surendra gives attention just for incase


27 Vishnu enjoy walking with daughter


28 Pine forest of Daman area-well taken care


29 Altitude crepitate


30 Curcure crunch


31 Coordination of Nature


32 Dendrobium


33 A narrow escape


34 Vishnu-Kapil-Keshav


35 Arjun, Surendra and ManojR


1. A Gumba runing by Bhutanese people


2. Trespassing


3. A nice castle but not much in use


4. Walking on the stair of the castle


5. Bed for their cattle


6. Time for refreshment


7. And dine, chicken curry was the best!


8. Vishnu stopped being naughty


9. Nishchal and Kapil on the black bed


10. Whitish Surendra


11. Man and woman in black


12. The Raj path


13. The sun has story of the day


14. Leaving us for wondering ourselves

Hiking from Palung to Daman was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Administrator
 

Blog Comments

  1. Vish

    Rinku actually it was proposed and thinking you were there too. Tar tapaile Jindagi ko karma thalo sano samayama sutukkai parivartan garna saknu hunchha bhanne thaha bhayeko bhaye tapaile hami sanga bida linu bhanda pahile tapaile bhyaune gari tapailai laijanethiyau.

    But you did not disclose your secret plan and did not let us have your company either-never mind wish you happy Dashain there too!

  2. Bindu

    Though I didnt go for hiking this time I wont miss it next time. Prerana u made feel that i really missed. Its very nice job wow !

  3. rinku

    vishnu dai hami hunda chai daman hike ko plan nagarne aahile …..uffffffff missing it….anyway it was nice to see all of you.Hope to see more.

  4. Vishnu

    Justin,

    Gumba means monastery-the residence of religious community for practicing in accordance with their faith or sect. Long time back i came to know it was supported by Bhutanese people.

  5. Yestai Ho

    Who is this long hair person (man or woman)? Why is the person so attached to a man in the photo? Anything going on? Son/Father, Brothers, Brother/sister or sth else?

    Yestai Ho

  6. Man and woman in black

    Not Man and Woman in black..rather Brother in Arms.. around shoulder …. hmmmmmmmmm…………its fishy..i can smell that…

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